Mariam Korangy, M.A., is the associate director of strategic school partnerships at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In her current role, Mariam manages partnerships with RULER-trained districts and supports with implementation fidelity. She also leads the Priority Districts Initiative, which identifies prioritized school districts for growth, funding, and support and co-leads one of YCEI’s DEI initiatives to secure funding for RULER training and implementation in under-resourced communities.

Since joining the Center in 2016, Mariam has contributed to the RULER for Families team designing workshops, games and videos for trainings geared towards families implementing RULER in their homes. She helped launch the RULER Online platform by creating online tools and applications that facilitate RULER staff personal and professional development, guide classroom implementation, and support educators in connecting with families with SEL. As the RULER relations specialist, Mariam built and sustained partnerships with schools, districts, and regions across the country.

Mariam has over 10 years of teaching experience in New York City, both in private and public schools, in addition to working in the educational media field. Mariam is also a Star Factor coach, a group which develops school leaders-principals, superintendents, and others – in the theory and practice of emotional intelligence. She serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Center, she worked at the Manhattan School for Children and was a founding faculty member of The School at Columbia on the Child Study Team.

Mariam has also worked at Channel Thirteen/ PBS Online Ed department on the VITAL project, which provides standards-based lessons with media resources and assessments to educators and parents. While living in Paris, Mariam served on the board of the Bilingual Montessori School of Paris as the Treasurer. In the past, she has served in committee leadership roles for the New York Central Park Conservancy’s Playground Partners, The Asia Society, The New York Junior League, and The Metropolitan Museum.

Mariam is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Communications and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is studying the impacts of technology on teacher trainings and implementation.